CC Carter Music
Insidious
Lyrics
Insidious
--an original song by CC Carter & Phil Asinc

Verse 1.
A warm and rainy winter night northeast of Orlando
A young man walked down to the corner store
He was 17 years old
As he tightened up his hoodie to the weather
He was talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone
Going to buy some tea and candy
But he never made it home

Verse 2.
The wanna-be policeman was out driving
He was hoping for some action
Just another rainy rainy night
And as the winter rain was falling
It seemed like his life had lost its attraction
He had a loaded gun and he was keen to take a life

Chorus.
Racism is insidious
It diminishes the best of us
It festers like a cancer
Like a darkness on the heart
Just when we think we have made some progress
Someone will act out on their sickness
And make us realize that we have barely made a start

Verse 3.
And when the wanna-be policeman
Saw the young man walking
With a cell phone and a hoodie on
He had a prejudiced conclusion
Only guilty of
W.W.B. in a gated white community
But the wanna-be policeman had already pulled his gun

Chorus.
Racism is insidious
It diminishes the best of us
It festers like a cancer
Like a darkness on the heart
Just when we think we have made some progress
Someone will act out on their sickness
And make us realize that we have only made a start

copyright CC Carter April 2012
Credits
Lyrics Credits: CC Carter
Music Credits: Phil Asinc
Producer Credits: CC Carter/Phil Asinc
Publisher Credits: CC Carter
Performance Credits: CC Carter
Description
Short Song Description:
Social commentary on Racism.
Story Behind the Song:
Inspired by the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford Florida 2012.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:38
Primary Genre: Rock-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Rap-Progressive
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Race/Ethnicity
Subject Matter 2: Protest
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Troubled
Similar Artist 1: Bob Marley And The Wailers
Similar Artist 2: Bob Dylan
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later